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Going Solo Won't Cut It in 5G
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9/12/2018  |  Post a comment
The challenge facing network operators with long-term 5G ambitions is enormous from a technology, skills and financial perspective – sharing the load will be essential.
5G Is Shifting the Packet/Optical Tectonic Plates
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9/6/2018  |  2 comments
Ericsson's 5G transport partnership picks are telling.
Could Japan Also Bar Huawei, ZTE?
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8/28/2018  |  2 comments
Or are we into FUD territory?
Sprint + T-Mobile = Security Risk?
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7/4/2018  |  6 comments
What isn't a security risk these days?
5G Transport – Where Do We Start?
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6/21/2018  |  8 comments
There's a helluva lot to talk about in terms of the key role that transport networks will play in a 5G world, says Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin.
Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)
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5/10/2018  |  Post a comment
The shortlist for the Company of the Year (Public) category features eight impressive contenders.
Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Outstanding Components Vendor
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5/9/2018  |  Post a comment
The shortlist for the Outstanding Components Vendor category features five strong contenders.
Australia's Optus on Back Foot After 'Anglo Saxon' Job Ad
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4/13/2018  |  11 comments
Local branch of Australian service provider causes s**tstorm with advert stating preference for white staff.
Spirent Passes the Coffee Test
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2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Great coffee is essential when at Mobile World Congress and, once again, Spirent has delivered.
Has Europe Switched to a Fiber Diet? Not Yet...
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2/15/2018  |  9 comments
The European region, including Russia, has experienced two years of 20%+ growth in FTTH/B connections but many markets still haven't really woken up.
Hudson Deal Helps Atrinet Swim Upstream
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2/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Israeli hybrid network management specialist has a new customer to go with its new strategy – now will it sink or swim?
Huawei Still Knocking on US Door – but AT&T Deal Thwarted
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1/9/2018  |  6 comments
Chinese giant was hoping to seal a smartphone distribution deal with AT&T but higher powers are still wary of Huawei, it seems.
So Who's Going to Buy Interoute?
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12/3/2017  |  1 comment
European fiber network operator and cloud service provider is up for sale, but who's got the money and the will for such a deal? You might want to look east...
What Does Automation Mean to You?
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10/17/2017  |  4 comments
What does automation mean for the carrier community? We need to talk about this...
The 'New' Sandvine Has Automation in Its Sights
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9/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Following the C$562 million nuptials of Procera and Sandvine, the resulting packet inspection, analytics and policy management specialist is pitching itself to service providers as a key enabler in the shift to automated processes.
The Finger-Lickin' Fone: A Plucky Effort?
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7/14/2017  |  6 comments
In China, consumers can now place a Kentucky Fried Phonecall.
Viva Tel Aviv: From Here to Ethernity
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5/11/2017  |  1 comment
I'm just back from a brief visit to Tel Aviv where I met a broad range of innovative teams from companies as diverse as AT&T, Sedona, Allot and Ethernity.
Have You Entered the Leading Lights?
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3/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Time is running out to get your entries in for the industry's most prestigious awards.
My, Light Reading, How You've Grown!
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2/21/2017  |  5 comments
The Light Reading group is now much more than the mothership website and the Heavy Reading analyst group -- the family has grown to include the Telecoms.com news site, dedicated communities and wiki-style databases.
If Anyone Mentions 6G to Me at MWC…
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2/21/2017  |  4 comments
I'm prepared for the worst that Barcelona can throw at me.
Is the Time Right for a Cisco/Ericsson Wedding?
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2/17/2017  |  14 comments
Ahead of MWC in Barcelona, talk has started to circulate that nuptials may be in line for Cisco and Ericsson.
Europe's Incredible Shrinking FTTH Price Tag
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2/16/2017  |  2 comments
A new analysis of the cost of taking fiber connections to each home across Europe presents a total cost that just keeps getting smaller – that's great, right?
Why IBM Is the Best Fit for Verizon's Enterprise Cloud Business
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2/15/2017  |  2 comments
Verizon has struck a deal to offload its enterprise cloud services business, Light Reading has learned, and IBM looks like the best fit.
Comptel Looks Like the Start of Nokia Software Spending Spree
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2/9/2017  |  1 comment
Nokia has bid to acquire Comptel for €347 million and that looks like just the start of an M&A adventure, one that seems fraught with traps.
10 Key Tasks for Ericsson's New CEO
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1/16/2017  |  3 comments
Börje Ekholm started his new job as the CEO of Ericsson today – here are 10 things I'd like to see in his first 10 weeks at the helm of the Swedish giant.
Welcome, Capex Disclosure Season
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1/5/2017  |  3 comments
We're about to find out what the major players are planning to spend on their networks in 2017.
Getting Hotter: Fog, LTE-A Pro, MANO, NB-IoT & SD-WAN
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12/23/2016  |  2 comments
The first few months of 2017 are likely to feature significant developments around a number of key technologies and industry developments.
Virtuapedia Community Hits 10,000
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12/20/2016  |  Post a comment
More than 10,000 industry professionals have now registered with the online database for the virtualization community.
Test & Measurement – A Niche No More
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12/15/2016  |  Post a comment
With more than 650 companies and industry organizations signed up to the Testapedia database, the test and measurement sector is clearly thriving.
Telecoms Sideswiped by the Digital Market Transition
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12/8/2016  |  7 comments
The telecoms sector has taken a hefty glancing blow in the past six months, hitting sales and confidence. And that made me think of John Chambers…
Ericsson Gets a Wake-Up Call
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11/9/2016  |  9 comments
Former executive and now head of innovation at Sweden's national carrier writes a blunt open letter to the new Ericsson CEO.
Broadband's Multidimensional Shift & Why It Needs to Embrace the Cloud
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10/20/2016  |  Post a comment
The broadband world is no longer just about faster connectivity – underpinning the distributed cloud is its key role now.
Ewaldsson Grows His Ericsson Empire
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9/20/2016  |  1 comment
Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson adds strategy to his existing responsibility for technology at the Swedish vendor, which has yet to appoint a new permanent CEO.
I Didn't Know Obama Owned the Internet
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9/9/2016  |  11 comments
Senator Ted Cruz doesn't want Obama to 'give away the Internet' – well, OK, but…
Google: Thinking Inside the Box
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9/8/2016  |  2 comments
Google and Box have struck a relationship that might baffle those with a legacy view of the world.
What Is Holland? And Who Are the Dutch?
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9/7/2016  |  2 comments
IBC starts this week in the Netherlands, or is it Holland? It's certainly being supported by the Dutch.
Facebook Gets Its Drone On
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7/22/2016  |  7 comments
The social media giant's solar-powered Aquila drone, designed to provide Internet access to remote locations, has taken to the skies – but why?
ADVA Has a Growth Spurt but Margins Lag
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7/21/2016  |  1 comment
European vendor's momentum continues into 2016 as it reports impressive sales growth, only some of which comes from its Overture acquisition, but its profitability isn't keeping up.
UFO Brings Hope to FTTH Altnets
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7/21/2016  |  2 comments
A fiber-to-the-home broadband trial in the city of York using CityFibre's network looks likely to lead to more competitive ultra-broadband services across the UK.
Beware the Bottleneck! Why 5G Is Driving an Ultra-Broadband Boom
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7/13/2016  |  3 comments
The notion of 5G most commonly conjures up a vision of incredibly high-speed wireless/mobile broadband connectivity, but right now it's fixed line broadband that is key to operators' 5G plans.
Brexit: It's Hard to See an Upside
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6/29/2016  |  14 comments
The UK's decision to quit the European Union has had global reverberations but it's hard to tell exactly how bad the aftershocks will be.
Can US Market Barriers Come Down? Bill Owens Hopes So
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6/10/2016  |  7 comments
CenturyLink Chairman Bill Owens believes the communications industry needs greater collaboration and, to achieve that, the US needs to lower some barriers.
Network Security: Innovation in Isolation?
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6/8/2016  |  3 comments
The need for service provider collaboration on next-generation network security innovation is my key takeaway from a brief visit to the InfoSecurity show in London.
Why I'm Heading to Austin for BCE
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5/20/2016  |  3 comments
I've got my travel coffee-making set already packed for the long trip from London to Austin, Texas: Here's a whole host of reasons why I should see you there.
ADVA Lays Bare Its Virtual Switch
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5/9/2016  |  Post a comment
ADVA has further developed the virtual switch technology it brought on board with the acquisition of Overture and is ready to pitch it into commercial NFV environments following an independent evaluation of the technology.
The Key Steps to NFV Success
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4/20/2016  |  Post a comment
A new report outlines the state of play in the network functions virtualization (NFV) world and provides an eight-step strategy for network operators based on the experiences of the early adopters.
Hall of Fame 2016: Who's in the Running?
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4/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Who deserves to be welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year? Let's take a look – and you can vote for your favorites.
Leading Lights 2016: There's Still Time
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3/29/2016  |  Post a comment
There's still time to enter this year's Leading Lights awards -- here are the details you need.
5G: Rewriting the Comms Rule Book
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3/24/2016  |  7 comments
The impending arrival of 5G will create a whole new generation gap.
White Box Is the 'Big Prize' – AT&T's Donovan
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2/25/2016  |  6 comments
AT&T's John Donovan made it pretty clear this week that white box networking is going to play a massive role in the next-generation networks of telecom operators.
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